The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Roger Ebert didn’t like Kick-Ass for moral reasons. Here’s why you should still see it. [via AICN] 2. Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight books rank among the most frequently requested to be banned from US libraries. [via Guardian] 3. Is Banksy‘s Mr. Brainwash an art-world Borat who was “created to dupe the art world and mock the burgeoning art-factory system”? [via Vulture] 4. The lineup for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival has been announced; among the recognizable films showing out of competition are Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street 2 and Woody Allen‘s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. [via THR] 5. Salon and McSweeney‘s have a new content partnership; the first piece is Elif Batuman’s “Missed Encounters With the Movies,” an excerpt from the Believer‘s Film Issue. [via Salon]